Bachelor of Education (BED)
Exam Name: Comparative Education
Course: Bachelor of Education (BED)
Institution/Board: Kenyatta University
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2006/2007
INSTITUTE OF OPEN LEARNING
SPECIAL/SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF
BACHELOR OF EDUCATION
EFN 402: COMPARATIVE EDUCATION
DATE: Friday 31st August 2007
This paper divided into three Sections A. Band C.
Answer three questions, one from each section.
Discuss the relevance of comparative education in the development of the system of education in your country today. Illustrate your answer with specific examples.
Discuss the motivations and characteristics of major activities in any ONE of the following phases in the development of comparative education:
a) The phase of Travellers' Tales: from Early Times to the end ofthe 18th century.
b) The phase of Selective Education Borrowing: during the 19th century.
Comparative education has been characterized by debates with regard to its methodology.
a) Discuss this statement.
b) Name any one method of approach in comparative education and show the stages of application.
Discuss the extent to which anyone of the following has helped to shape systems of education to the way they are:
a) Geographyical factors
b) Economic factors
c) Political factors
d) Historical factors
Illustrate your answer with examples.
Describe the main characteristic features in the structure of the system of education in anyone country in Africa (other than Kenya) which you have studied.
A lecturer at Kenyatta University stated: "Students in Kenya should study systems of education in countries other their own because of the significant impact they have on the Kenyan system of education". Discuss this statement.
Discuss major problems in education associated with rapid population growth in your country. Illustrate your answer with examples.
Discuss factors that necessitate expansion in the provision of early childhood education in the world today. lllustrate your answer with examples.
Compare the impact of cost-sharing on the quality of either primary or secondary school education in the district. When you work with anyone other district in your country.
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